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Indiscreet Math

Since 2000, 95 percent of King County's new 85,000 households have fallen into one of two categories: rich or poor. Here's how census numbers show the income shift for local households. That leaves only 3,500 new households that we'd consider "middle class." Seattle Times' FYI Guy digs in the numbers and provides some jarring interactive maps to show just how drastic the shift has been. [ST]